Sunday, December 31, 2017

Someday Is Now

Redwood burl with African Blackwood and copper wire. 

Hollow form is 6.5" in diameter and 6" tall.

Total height is 14 inches. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wood Baseballs

Nineteen wood baseballs and one purple ball. 

The baseballs are all around 2 7/8" in diameter. 

The seams and stitching 
were created using pyrography.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Captured Golf Balls

I know many other people have done this with square blocks of wood. 

However, I have never seen it done in the round using a lathe. 
Therefore, I thought I would take a shot at it.

After several R&D tests and
the typical learning curve, there was success.

Each is made from one piece of Hard Maple turned on the lathe.

A small router mounted on the lathe with a 1/4" cutter
is used to make the openings. 

The balls were inserted using woodturner's magic
followed by the finishing process.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


I spent a week or so reclaiming my shop
and preparing for a demo for the 
Mid-South Woodturners Guild.

Setting up my demo gear this way
made it very easy to move the items
from my car to the meeting room and back.

(yes, everything fit in my Honda sedan)

pieces to be used during the demo

My demo topic was reciprocating carving.

Thanks to Mike Maffitt for these two action shots
taken during the demo itself.

These were my finished samples

Two sets of double-ended candlesticks.

One end holds tapers and the other end holds tea lights.

My signature wrinkle carving was done 
using a 70-degree V gouge.

The candlesticks measure 4" tall.